A divided federal appeals court kept in place a ruling requiring the San Diego County sheriff to issue concealed weapon permits to most law-abiding citizens who apply for one, a standard that all California sheriffs and police chiefs must also follow.
Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
The bills are designed help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near U.C. Santa Barbara.
California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
The suspect’s alleged rampage is hitting a Turlock home particularly hard, as it’s the family home of a UCSB student who happened to be in the sorority the suspect targeted in his manifesto.
Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, said firearms purchased in nearby states with loose regulations, including Nevada and Arizona, are making their way into the hands of criminals in California.
Court documents allege that Yee sought campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker.
Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns.
A federal judge ruled against the Yolo County Sheriff’s concealed weapons permit policy, meaning he may have to loosen his grip on permits.
U.S. District Judge Ron Whyte said that Sunnyvale’s ban on high-capacity magazines doesn’t violate Second Amendment rights to own guns for self-defense.
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly sent a message via Twitter on Tuesday with an image that compared what he said were figures who have supported gun rights and those who have supported gun control.
Smith & Wesson said on Thursday that the new microstamping requirements from the state are expensive and unreliable.